PDA

View Full Version : Ubi vs. EA with a little bit of Crytek


jAkUp
03-30-06, 02:48 PM
Publisher Ubisoft has announced that it has acquired the full set of IP rights relating to the Far Cry franchise, which was created by German studio Crytek, in a move which will allow the firm to continue developing games based on the property.

Under the terms of the new deal with Crytek, Ubisoft will take ownership of all the existing Far Cry IP, as well as a perpetual license to use the version of the CryENGINE technology implemented in Far Cry.

The agreement means that Ubisoft will be able to develop sequels in the franchise - which has become a major property for the French publisher, with Far Cry Instincts Evolution (Xbox) and Far Cry Instincts Predator (Xbox 360) both shipping this week.

It also grants Ubisoft and its studios the ability to use the Far Cry engine to develop other titles, which is another string to the company's bow in development terms - with a statement this morning outlining the firm's enthusiasm about taking the engine "to the next level."

Crytek, of course, is already hard at work doing just that - but for Ubisoft's giant rival Electronic Arts, for whom the development studio is currently creating its second high-profile title, Crysis.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/press_release.php?aid=15751

Superfly
03-30-06, 04:16 PM
interesting twist, I hope Ubi dont develop a FarCry 2 in house!!!!

Smokey
03-30-06, 04:24 PM
Doesnt EA have the biggest share in Ubi soft with about 24% or something?

Superfly
03-30-06, 04:25 PM
lol - probably

stncttr908
03-30-06, 04:31 PM
From the Gamespot Crysis preview:
In fact, Yerli said that they felt that Far Cry had a weak story, and that's one of the things they're out to fix with Crysis.
Crytek doesn't seem to concerned about it. Go ahead and have the IP, Ubi. :D

Sazar
03-30-06, 04:39 PM
I wonder if they will have an outdoorsy splinter cell with this :)

That would be interesting :D